A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

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Have you been choked or strangled? Or smothered so you couldn’t breath?

Professionals, the public and victims are misinformed about strangulation. Most victims of strangulation will not have visible external injuries. Fatal strangulation can occur without any external evidence of violence on the human body. The victim may die hours, days or months after the strangulation event. Non-fatal strangulation can have serious immediate and long-term health consequences …

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I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why… — by Amber Barnhill

I let him abuse me to keep him from abusing me. The problem with fundamentalist Christian culture isn’t that it doesn’t teach rape is wrong, but that it doesn’t know what rape actually is. Fundamentalist Christian culture taught me that if it wasn’t violent or you didn’t cry for help, that wasn’t rape, that was …

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Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women, by Walter DeKeseredy

We have not read this book but we know it would be good because Walter DeKeseredy is a highly respected social scientist in the field of domestic abuse. Here is the blurb: Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to the health and well-being of women …

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WomensLaw.org — providing legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence

WomensLaw.org is an extensive website launched several years ago to provide state-specific legal information and resources for women living with or escaping domestic violence or sexual assault. They also provide a confidential Email Hotline to offer direct support to survivors, their advocates, friends and family members.   In addition to legal information they have several …

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Scotland to become one of the first countries to criminalize psychological abuse & coercive, controlling behavior

UPDATE :  Scotland has now passed its groundbreaking new domestic abuse law The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill covers psychological and emotional maltreatment and coercive and controlling behaviour as well as physical attacks. Examples of coercive and controlling behaviour include isolating a partner from their friends and relatives or controlling their finances. The Domestic Abuse Bill will …

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Survivor’s story in response to Texas church shooting — a guest post

While driving about this morning, I listened to a radio interview about the shooter who killed and hurt people in a church in Texas. It turns out this man had a history of domestic abuse that the military forgot to report onto his permanent record. This error made it possible for him to continue to purchase …

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